Marc Trestman Earns Chicago Bears Week 6 Game Ball
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After an exciting 27-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons, it’s time to award the Chicago Bears Week 6 Game Ball.
Just when everyone was calling for the coach’s head Marc Trestman had his team ready to go on Sunday. The last few weeks have been filled with mistake after mistake leaving fans scratching their heads questioning the Bears head coach and his entire staff. Jay Cutler had not played up to his ability thus far and the gunslinger inside him continued to make the ill-advised throws that produced multiple turnovers. The rest of the offense has struggled as well, with injuries and little production in the running game.
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The Bears “Monsters of the Midway” defense has not scared anyone, with their almost none existent pass rush. Then there is the awful play of the special teams. Had the dreadful play continued most of Bears Nation would have called for a coaching change. However, Trestman and his staff made some much-needed adjustments as they prepared to face another NFC South opponent in the Atlanta Falcons.
It was a must win, but many labeled them as the underdogs. However, the Bears put together a complete game, offensively and defensively. The good Cutler showed up and played well. His numbers were solid, 26 of 38 passing, 381 yards total, one touchdown and most importantly zero interceptions. Much of the credit should go to Cutler’s decision-making, and rightfully so. However, the quarterback guru Trestman had a lot to do with it as well.
Mel Tucker’s defense showed up in a big way. Although, hobbled by injuries they still played hard physical football. Tucker dialed up the blitz that kept Matt Ryan uncomfortable all afternoon. The physicality of the Bears was too much for the Falcons receivers to handle, causing them to have multiple dropped balls. The big name players stepped up their game. Willie young recorded two sacks, Stephen Paea had one and Jared Allen finally got it going and recorded his first sack of the season. The defense continued to force turnovers, and rookie Kyle Fuller played another excellent game. Special teams still had their struggles, with a blocked extra point. However, it was a vast improvement from the last few weeks.
Trestman is off the hot seat for now. We will see if he can put together another winning game plan as the Bears head back home to take on the Miami Dolphins.